What we do as a research team

What is glucoracle

Glucoracle is a research project at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. The goal of this research is to develop novel technologies for diabetes self-management that use computational analysis of self-monitoring data. We design new research prototypes and conduct studies to assess whether they help individuals with diabetes improve their glycemic control. Let us know if you would like to find out more about our group!



How to use the app

Easy Steps

STEP 1: Take a photo
of your meal

STEP 2: Estimate nutritional content

STEP 3: Receive personalized forecast


Use GlucOracle to make more informed choices

forecast your blood glucose


Use the app to choose the right meal for you. If you are not happy with the forecast, change the meal, take another photo, and receive a new forecast! Repeat until you are happy with your outcome.

Nutritional estimation

It's hard!

That is why we bring the power of collective intelligence. Our app, GlucOracle, sends your meals to Amazon Mechanical Turkers (AMT) for nutritional estimation using the crowdsourcing workflow, PlateMate, developed by our colleagues at Harvard University. Once the crowd's solution is ready, you can view it in our app and compare your own estimate with the estimate from the crowd. For additional information about PlateMate click here.





How To Get In Touch

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